FL BOP took over one year to find imposter RPH

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/victim-confronts-board-after-fake-pharmacist-gave-/nTBtp/ From the article: WFTV’s Kathi Belich asked the deputy secretary of the state Health Department why it took more than a year to track down Gregory Klonowski, after it found out that he was posing as licensed pharmacist Allen Schleicher, even though he lived in the same Seminole County house the whole time. “I […]

here it comes !

http://www.pharmacypracticenews.com//ViewArticle.aspx?ses=ogst&d=Policy&d_id=51&i=ISSUE%3a+November+2012&i_id=907&a_id=22208 From the article: NABP will “physically inspect all those pharmacies and update them in our database, creating profiles for new pharmacies that we find, and then make that information available [in special reports] that our public and the states can share.” NABP has the staff resources to carry out the inspections. “Last year we […]

Ethics vs Metrics

I have had the fortune that the largest chain that I have worked for had about 50 stores and since I opened my own store in 1976… all of those chains have since fallen by the wayside. So I don’t have any first hand knowledge of all the metrics that RPh’s typically complain about with […]

Could auto refills contribute to this problem?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/11/19/pharmacies-dispense-meds-even-after-docs-stop-prescription/ According to this study… Pharmacists are continuing to refill maintenance Rxs that have been discontinued by the pt’s physician… This is a ‘limited” study… not looking at all discontinued orders and/or all medications. In our efforts of trying to been more customer friendly, increase efficiency… could we be putting certain pts at risk? Is […]

is this where we are headed?

I don’t know which I have a higher distaste for… political ads or ads for Medicare open enrollment period. One thing that seems  – to me  – rather irritating.. is all the ads for Medicare Part D and Advantage programs all they talk about is how “little” the patient will have to pay out of […]

How much is the cost of compliance?

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/01/fda-approves-ingestible-sensor/ A  company  …Proteus Digital Health, Inc. has gotten FDA approval of a “digital pill” to monitor patient compliance. An “ingestible sensor” doesn’t sound like the tastiest of snacks, but soon it might be just what the doctor ordered. A tiny microchip which activates upon contact with stomach acid has recently been given the green […]

Is the typical management style deteriorating toward bullying?

I don’t know if it is a change in the number or the degree in which RPhs/techs willing to speak up and/or making posting stating their beliefs/views of how many in management function. There was quotes from the NECC fiasco like “… the value of this production line is worth more than any (employee’s) life […]

PTSD – Pharmacist Traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma doesn’t have to been a flash bulb moment.. like being shot.. being hit by a IED and similar traumatic moments. Trauma can be a low level on-going process How many traumatic moments does the average RPH have in the typical day.. The daily call from your DM.. about not meeting one of the otherwise […]

Hide your ID … in plain sight !

If you are concerned about someone breaking thru your posting that you believe are anonymous.. unless you use a anonymous proxy server… if you post some where .. your IP address can be back tracked… if you use a proxy server… the IP address of the proxy server will be left behind.. you could show […]

Where are we ?

Here is a study funded by a grant from the Metlife Foundation. I did a word search of entire 20 pages and the only time the word “Pharmacist” appears is in the NOTES referencing a report from ASHP. There is chart where the growth of pharmacy technicians expected to be 31% between 2008 & 2018 […]